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I have 4.5 in diameter rollers (older minoura). I also have
a set of old Tacx with resistance (fan units). Personally I
find I don't need the resistance units to maintain HR.
Kreitler does offer a resistance unit (and not the killer
headwind) specific to each model. You can always add it
later if you find you need the resistance.
For the max HR go to Heartzones
there is an online HR calculator that uses 4 or 5 different formulas to
determine max HR.
I'd strongly suggest getting The Heart Rate Monitor Book for Indoor and Outdoor Cyclists by Sally Edwards & Sally Reed. it has indoor workouts for various
goals (speed, endurance, weight etc.) and details the 2x20 test (search here
for that, Koffee Brown also details this test) which calculates Anarobic Threshold, a much better indicator of fitness.
just a side note, its easier to do alot of these workouts on a stationary trainer
(like the cyclops etc.) than rollers but it is doable.
Hope this helps,
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